Blind date: “I arrived in my bag and realized I only had one shoe” | relations


Mark on Keri

Mark

What were you hoping for?
To meet someone of the same age.

First impressions?
Warm and woody. Its relaxed atmosphere really set the tone for the evening.

what did you talk about?
We have a mutual admiration for Cillian Murphy’s cheekbones (they’re incredible) and smashed pumpkins. We also agreed on how the world would be a better place if everyone was like Keanu Reeves.

Any embarrassing moments?
No, absolutely nothing.

dining etiquette?
Flawless. We shared appetizers as well as steaks. The food was absolutely amazing and Kerry ordered a very nice burgundy to go with him.

The best thing about Keri?
Very attractive, pretty personality, funny and a little miserable. which I liked.

Do you introduce Keri to your friends?
yes.

Describe Keri in three words.
One shoe wonders!

What do you think Keri made of you?
Charming and sophisticated man around town! Seriously, I hope this isn’t the worst date she’s ever been.

Did you go to somewhere?
Yes, we had a cocktail at the bar downstairs. Keri then walked back to Victoria to catch her train.

And… did you accept?
Yes, a polite goodbye at the station.

If you could change one thing in the evening what would it be?
nothing at all. It was great – much better than I would have liked.

Marks out of 10?
10 is perfect for me.

Will you meet again?
definitely. We have already planned to.

Question and Answer

Want to be on a blind date?

Displays

Blind Date is Saturday’s dating column: Each week, two strangers are paired up for dinner and drinks, then spill the beans at us, to answer a range of questions. This is done, with a photo we take for each date before the date, in Saturday magazine (in the UK) and online at theguardian.com every Saturday. It’s been running since 2009 – you can read all about how it compiled here.

What questions will I ask?
We ask about age, location, occupation, hobbies, interests and the type of person you are looking to meet. If you think these questions don’t cover everything you want to know, let us know what’s on your mind.

Can I choose who to get along with?
No, it’s a blind date! But we ask you a little bit about your interests, preferences, etc – the more you tell us, the better the match is likely to be.

Can I choose the picture?
No, but do not worry: we will choose the most beautiful.

What personal details will appear?
Your first name, your job and your age.

How do I answer?
Honestly but with respect. Consider how it will be read until your appointment, and that this blind date reaches a large audience, in print and online.

Will I see the other person’s answers?
no. We may modify your and their data for a variety of reasons, including the length, and we may ask you for more details.

Will you find me st?
we will try! marriage! Children!

Can I do this in my hometown?
Only if it is in the UK. Many of our applicants live in London, but we’d love to hear from people who live elsewhere.

How to apply
Send an email to blind.date@theguardian.com

Thank you for your feedback.

Marc & Kerri Blind Date 18 June 2022
Kerry and Mark on their date

Keri on Mark

Kerry

What were you hoping for?
To throw caution to the wind and take advantage of someone new.

First impressions?
I loved Mark’s cool glasses and the fact that he wore a good shirt.

what did you talk about?
The sequel to Top Gun. How fun it would be to be rogue at Harrods at night. We’re both single parents, so we talked about our kids a bit too.

Any embarrassing moments?
I had traveled in my silver cowboy boot and the bright red heels I had in my bag. When I got to the place, I looked in my bag and found that I only had one shoe with me…

dining etiquette?
Our menu options were happily in sync.

The best thing about Mark?
It was easy companionship, we laughed a lot. And he seems to be a really great and committed dad.

Do you introduce Mark to your friends?
I don’t see why not. I think they’ll love it, it’s so much fun and cool.

Describe Mark in three words.
Relaxed, smiley, talkative.

What do you think he made of you?
He probably thinks I got a little distracted after the Cinderella shoe incident.

Did you go to somewhere?
We rolled to the basement bar.

And… did you accept?
No, just a quick flick of the cheek and goodbye at Victoria Station.

If you could change one thing in the evening what would it be?
I remember both shoes.

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Marks out of 10?
Warning 8: This may go up if he calls again.

Will you meet again?
yes. He said it was a beautiful evening and that he would like to meet again. We text each other on our trips home.

Mark and Kerry ate at The Grill, Harrods, London SW1. Fancy a blind date? Send an email to blind.date@theguardian.com

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